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elicit (something) from (someone)

1. To provoke something from someone, typically a specific reaction or emotion. Geez, what did you say to elicit such anger from Ben?
2. To obtain something from someone. Don't worry, our spy will elicit the documents we need from our enemies.
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elicit something from someone

to obtain information from someone. I hoped to elicit a statement from the mayor, but I could not reach her. Larry was not able to elicit anything new from Jane.
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Harrington, 1995; Herbst & Chazan, 2015; Stein, Smith, Henningsen, & Silver, 2009) or their skill at analyzing teaching as a means to assess their teaching knowledge (Kersting, 2008), but these foci do not enable teacher educators to see what novices are able to do to elicit student thinking.
A Panel of Experts"), none of the panelists recognized that monetary policymakers already say things that elicit expressions of hilarity, at least while meeting among themselves.
We here hypothesize that in Lymnaea after the establishment of CTA with 50 or more pairings of the CS-US, the CS (sucrose) would elicit a fear response rather than an appetitive behavior (biting).
In summary, our findings show that perinatal or postnatal ETS exposure in primates elicits changes in brain cell development akin to those found for either prenatal nicotine exposure or perinatal ETS exposure in rodents (Gospe et al.
To obtain the necessary facts and elicit false exculpatories, the investigator must allow the subject to describe the details of the "opportunity" offered to victims and the specific representations made to victims.
Investigators there discovered that a ubiquitous, normally innocuous mold, Alternaria, colonizes the mucus of the nose and sinus of virtually everybody, but in patients with chronic sinusitis, this non-invasive mold elicits an eosinophilic inflammatory response characterized by release of eosinophilic major basic protein (MBP) in the mucus which then damages the mucosal epithelial lining of the nose and sinuses and leads to the inflammatory mucosal changes characteristic of chronic sinusitis.
Developmental exposure to chlorpyrifos elicits sex-selective alterations of seretonergic synaptic function in adulthood: critical periods and regional selectivity for effects on the serotonin transporter, receptor subtypes, and cell signaling.
Level 3: The proposed task elicits evidence of mathematical knowledge and skills that directly support the attainment of the algebra standard, but does not directly address the algebra standard.
When added to a meal, monosodium glutamate, or MSG, elicits this taste, as well.
Only the most persistent customers or the threat of law enforcement action actually elicits a refund.
Music played during lunch tends to have a calming effect and we do our best to seat residents in a way that elicits conversation and prevents any personality dashes.
In theory, the T-cell vaccine elicits a targeted anti-idiotypic immune response against the damaging T-cells, both circulating and at the site of inflammation, and a generalized anti-ergotypic immune response mediated by T-regulatory cells.
Inhibition of choline transport by hemicholinium-3 (HC-3) or its analogs, such as dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), elicits neural tube defects in mammalian embryos (Fisher et al.
Genetic immunization with lung-targeting macroaggregated polyethyleneimine-albumin conjugates elicits combined systemic and mucosal immune responses.
Tsui (1992) classifies elicits according to what kinds of responses are prospected and proposes the following categorisation: